Burgh are blitzed by Claypole’s crackers

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South Lincolnshire & Border League

Lindum 3rd caught up their game in hand on Freiston in Division Two with a victory over Grantham 3rd that gave them a nine-point lead at the top on Sunday.

Third-placed Claypole notched up a huge 342 for six with three players making half centuries in their victory over Burgh & District.

With just six points separating the teams in the Premier Division, Grantham’s visit next weekend to leaders Boston could be crucial in deciding the championship.

The second-placed side gained one point on their rivals after making 165 for eight at home to Woodhall Spa 2nd for whom Darren Hunt took five wickets. Woodhall were then bowled out for 113.

Boston managed only 145 at home to Sleaford 2nd, thanks in part of an unbeaten 58 from Paul Roberts. But Scott Elleray was again on good bowling form, taking five for 12 as the visitors were all out for 75.

Just one point separates the top two teams in Division One after both recorded victories. Leaders Spalding 2nd beat Long Sutton 2nd while Billingborough 2nd – who have a game in hand – overcame Woodlands.

Premier Division

Belton Park 142, Skegness 2nd 112; Grantham 165-8 (Hunt 5-31), Woodhall Spa 2nd 113; Boston 145 (Roberts 58no), Sleaford 2nd 75 (Elleray 5-12); Welby 65, Long Sutton 67-6; Lindum Ramblers 160, Moulton Harrox 161-4;

Bourne 2nd 211-4 (Howard 50, Christmas 80, Evison 51no), Stamford 180 (Binns 5-45);

Division One

Friskney v Boston 2nd – cancelled, waterlogged pitch Cavaliers 125 (Elliott 6-15), Heckington 126-7; Billingborough 2nd 152-9, Woodlands 77;

Market Deeping 2nd 115, Baston 55;

Spalding 2nd 182, Long Sutton 2nd 145;

Division Two

Claypole 342-6 (Pealing 57, J Attewell 62, King 61), Burgh & District 57; Boston 3rd 247-5 (Roberts 64, B Troops 57no), Belton Park 2nd 148-9 (Johnson 51); Lindum 3rd 184-8 (Kimber 58no), Grantham 3rd 119 Timberland v Spalding 3rd – Spalding conceded